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The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) was established in 2012 within the UW Research Initiative located at the University of Washington, Seattle. They draw upon the expertise of faculty, scientific staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, partners from collaborating institutions, innovator networks, and from the computer and biotechnology industries — in order to advance the potential of protein design.

Proteins have naturally progressed with evolution to solve problems. However, the challenges which exist today were not faced during natural evolution. The goals of The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) | UW Research is to develop and apply methods to address current day challenges through the design of new synthetic proteins.

UW Research: Protein {Photo Credit: University of Washington} Protein design requires high-level expertise and talent in such areas as:
  • computing and software
  • biochemistry
  • genome sciences
  • biological structure
  • pharmacology
  • immunology and other basic science disciplines
  • clinical medicine

The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) | UW Research has made significant progress in protein design and protein structure prediction, developing the world leading Rosetta software. UW Research scientists developed methods for designing proteins with a wide range of new functions, including catalysts for chemical reactions, HIV and RSV vaccine candidates, and flu virus inhibitors.

The Molecular Engineering & Sciences building at The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) | UW Research (Credit: University of Washington) The Molecular Engineering & Sciences building at The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) | UW Research (Credit: University of Washington)

UW Research: Institute for Protein Design (IPD) Director, David Baker (Credit: University of Washington) UW Research: Institute for Protein Design (IPD) Director, David Baker (Credit: University of Washington)

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UW Discoveries – Protein Design [Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington, Seattle] [2013-09-09]

Gary Karlin Michelson, M.D. and Alya Michelson from the Michelson Medical Research Foundation are proud benefactors of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. Their generous support advances cutting edge research towards a revolutionary protein design pipeline.

Gary Karlin Michelson, M.D. and Alya Michelson from the Michelson Medical Research Foundation are proud benefactors of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. Their generous support advances cutting edge research towards a revolutionary protein design pipeline.

Gary Karlin Michelson, M.D. and Alya Michelson from the Michelson Medical Research Foundation are proud benefactors of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. Their generous support advances cutting edge research towards a revolutionary protein design pipeline.

Gary Karlin Michelson, M.D. and Alya Michelson from the Michelson Medical Research Foundation are proud benefactors of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. Their generous support advances cutting edge research towards a revolutionary protein design pipeline.

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